29 Sep 2017

China’s bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown

“Weeks after Beijing banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry, traders say that the market is far from dead.” Source: China’s bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown

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29 Sep 2017

Whole Foods investigating cyber security around payment cards

“Whole Foods posted a statement on its website saying the company ‘recently received information regarding unauthorized access of payment card information’ and that it was investigating with help of a leading cyber security firm.” Source: Whole Foods investigating cyber security around payment cards | KIRO-TV

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28 Sep 2017

Audit finds weaknesses in DOE cybersecurity

“The Department of Energy is lacking in multifactor authentication for cybersecurity, according to an audit by the department’s Office of Inspector General.” Source: Audit finds weaknesses in DOE cybersecurity

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28 Sep 2017

Major Security Vulnerability Discovered in New Mac OS

“High Sierra became available on Sept. 25 and comes with lots of new features, but a security researcher has already discovered a major vulnerability. Any hacker, with a little bit of work, can steal all the passwords off a computer running the operating system.” Source: Major Security Vulnerability Discovered in New Mac OS

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28 Sep 2017

DDoS Attacks More Likely to Hit Critical Infrastructure Than APTs: Europol

“While critical infrastructure has been targeted by sophisticated threat actors, attacks that rely on commonly available and easy-to-use tools are more likely to occur, said Europol in its 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA).” Source: DDoS Attacks More Likely to Hit Critical Infrastructure Than APTs: Europol | SecurityWeek.Com

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28 Sep 2017

Critical IOS Flaws Expose Cisco Devices to Remote Attacks

“Cisco has released updates for its IOS software to address more than a dozen critical and high severity vulnerabilities that expose the company’s switches and routers to remote attacks.” Source: Critical IOS Flaws Expose Cisco Devices to Remote Attacks | SecurityWeek.Com

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27 Sep 2017

Russia threatens to block Facebook over data storage

“In its latest attempt to wrest control of the internet, Russia’s communications agency on Tuesday threatened to block access to Facebook if the company refuses to store its data locally.” Source: Russia threatens to block Facebook over data storage

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27 Sep 2017

Flaws Expose FLIR Thermal Cameras to Remote Attacks

“Researchers have disclosed the details of several potentially serious vulnerabilities affecting thermal security cameras from FLIR Systems, said to be the world’s largest provider of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors.” Source: Flaws Expose FLIR Thermal Cameras to Remote Attacks | SecurityWeek.Com

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26 Sep 2017

African universities battle hacking, cyber crimes

“+1 An increasing number of cyber attacks targeting African higher education institutions and universities points to the need for more effective security and greater emphasis on university-based education and research, according to experts.” Source: African universities battle hacking, cyber crimes – Punch Newspapers

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26 Sep 2017

Report: Government Agencies Compromised in Deloitte Breach

“U.S. government agencies were among those affected by a data breach at the consultancy and accounting firm Deloitte, The Guardian newspaper reported Monday.” Source: Report: Government Agencies Compromised in Deloitte Breach – Nextgov.com

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